Why is there a macOS/iOS configuration file in Nextcloud?

Why is there a macOS/iOS configuration file in Nextcloud but all the manuals tell people to add contacts and calendars manually?

Because there is a macOS/iOS client…?

What does the existence of such file(s) have to do with the ability to import conacts/calendars?

Synchronizing with macOS tells people to manually add the calendar and contacts:
https://docs.nextcloud.com/server/latest/user_manual/pim/sync_osx.html

But why tell them to do that when they could just download the macOS/iOS configuration file? Or, more to the point, why does the manual not even mention the configuration profile? Is it new? Should people avoid it for some reason?

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